Another Queen In Northern AZ

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TorreyG
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Another Queen In Northern AZ

Post: # 38261Post TorreyG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:24 am

Found another queen, much bigger than the first couple. So I'm hoping it's not just a bigger tetramorium. If you know what this queen is, it would be greatly appreciated! Excited to see her first eggs.

-Again it wouldn't accept an attachment so attached is a link to a screen cap of the picture.

https://gyazo.com/d80b3139a12a7faedd75a8cdcd18c417

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Another Queen In Northern AZ

Post: # 38276Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm

Looks like a Formica queen. I wouldn't invest too much in this ID, but likely Formica accreta based on the location. Formica are tricky to ID without close pictures. Formica cf. accreta would mean that you assume this is the species, but you haven't confirmed it yet.
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